Vulcan Patents

Vulcan S/N 463, manufactured in 1908, sporting its then valid patent…wait, the patent number’s wrong, it should be 378,745, as you can see below.

Vulcan was an innovator in pile driving equipment for more than a century. This history can be documented in part by the patents that were issued to Vulcan’s people, in addition to those which it acquired externally. We also include patents that were related to Vulcan either because they were issued to a Warrington or they related to a Vulcan product but were never formally assigned to the company.

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Patents Assigned or Licensed to Vulcan Iron Works

Formal Patent TitleApplicationInventor(s)U.S. Patent Number
Note: if the patent number is hyper linked, the patent is on our site and available
Steam Pile Driving HammersOriginal Vulcan Hammer PatentJames N. Warrington378,745
Caps for PilesMcDermid Base, for driving wood piles directlyHugh McDermid613,385
Pile-DriversSheeting BaseWilliam H. Warrington777,459
Head-BlockHead Block for LeadersH.C. LindslyS/N 808,665
Caps for Sheet-Piling“Splined” cap for proper alignment of sheet piling capWilliam H. Warrington960,746
Pile HammersCalifornia HammersJames N. Warrington1,019,386
Pile HammersCalifornia HammersJames N. Warrington1,020,467
Pile Extractors and the LikeVulcan Pile ExtractorJames N. Warrington1,736,104
Power HammerSuper Vulcan Differential Acting HammerCampbell V. Adams2,000,908
Power HammerSuper Vulcan Differential Acting HammerCampbell V. Adams2,004,180
Pile Driving HammerInternal Combustion Hammer (IC-65)Campbell V. Adams3,013,541
Power HammerDifferential Acting HammerCampbell V. Adams3,096,831
Pulling AdapterClamp for ExtractorCampbell V. Adams3,149,851
Pile Driving ApparatusServo-pneumatic hook block, sand drain hammersHenry G. Warrington3,171,552
Mandrel for Driving Pile ShellsExpanding MandrelHenry G. Warrington3,329,216
Power HammerVari-Cycle ICampbell V. Adams and Henry G. Warrington3,357,315
Hydraulic Pile HammerHydraulic HammerCampbell V. AdamsS/N 665,525
Boring Apparatus with Valveless ImpactorRock DrillingHenry G. Warrington and George Manning3,444,937
Pile Driving HammerIPH-16 (Internal Pile Hammer)Henry G. Warrington3,454,112
Percussion HammerSlide Bar GripperCampbell V. Adams3,455,208
Piling ExtractorWood Pile PullerWayne de Witt3,534,996
Percussion HammerOPH-80 (Ocean Pile Hammer)Henry G. Warrington3,547,207
Percussion Hammer106 HammerGeorge C. Wandell3,566,977
Percussion HammerDGH Auto-StopGeorge C. Wandell3,645,342
Free Piston Power SourceLinear VibratorJohn J. Kupka3,704,651
Percussion HammerDGH Auto-StopGeorge C. Wandell3,782,483
Cushion Pot with Mechanical and Molded JointKey Ball Cushion RingHenry G. Warrington3,800,888
Pile Driving HammerVulcan 3150 and 4150 Offshore HammersHenry G. Warrington3,815,474
Percussion HammerHydra-NutHenry G. Warrington3,938,427
Cable Tensioning AssemblyHy-Ten Cable TensionerHenry G. Warrington4,015,821
Retaining AssemblyRam Key RetainerJohn A. Lerch4,295,752
Vibratory Hammer/ExtractorVulcan 400 and 1400 Vibratory HammersDon C. Warrington4,819,740
Method and Apparatus for Breaking Reinforced Concrete Piles and for Exposing Reinforcing BarsConcrete Pile CutterPulat A. Abbasov, Valentin E. Abramov, Dmitri A. Trifonov-Yakovlev, Lev V. Erofeev, Gennady S. Kuritsyn, Alexandr P. Borodachev, Victor V. Matvienko, Yuri V. Dmitrevich, Ludmila P. Lukash, Alexandr S. Petrashen, and Valery B. Petrov4,979,489
Sea Water Pile HammerSea Water HammerDon C. Warrington, Vladimir A. Nifontov, Lev V. Erofeev and Dmitri A. Trifonov-Yakovlev5,662,175

Cross Reference for Vulcan Non-US Patents

United States CanadaUnited KingdomFranceGermanyAustraliaJapan
2,004,180
3,013,541958,6881,275,7141,484,582422,233
3,096,831
3,149,851
3,171,552
3,329,216
3,357,315820,6411,136,4701,533,2751,634,655639,221
S/N 665,525853,9831,244,6351,748,677
3,444,937
3,454,112908,4491,271,5442,010,5371,928,621444,891
3,455,208868,7111,237,2461,572,8021,784,044439,225655,568
3,534,996
3,547,207921,7151,282,6152,022,7551,955,300444,896
3,566,977438,549882,047
3,645,342937,8341,342,7982,095,760450,595
3,704,651952,7741,362,2132,117,070457,844885,621
3,782,483
3,800,8881,408,317900,238
3,815,474
3,938,427
4,015,821
4,295,752
4,819,7401,299,366

Other Patents of Interest

Formal Patent TitleApplicationInventor(s)United States Patent Number
Steam Pile-DriversFirst pile hammer manufactured by VulcanThomas T. Loomis160,781
Caldwell Cyclone Snow PloughSnow-Clearing EquipmentE.P. Caldwell405,300 and 454,109
LubricatorsLubricator for snow-clearing equipment (Caldwell Cyclone Snow Plough)George Warrington423,580
Timing Devices for Hydrocarbon EnginesAutomotiveGeorge Warrington and Chester H. Warrington1,418,996
Mandrel for Driving Pile ShellsVulcan Expanding MandrelClemens Hoppe2,977,990
Water Hammer Pile Driving With Condensable Vapor ResetWater HammerSerge S. Wisotsky3,800,548
Muffler for Pile Driving ApparatusDecelflo MufflerStannard M. Potter3,981,378
Underwater Hammer with Circumferential Flow SealBolt Associates/Raymond International Underwater “Air Gun” HammerGeorge Gendron and Nelson Holland4,098,355
Method of Driving Piles Underwater“Thin” Underwater Hammer ConceptGeorge Gendron and Lindsey Phares4,138,199
Piling HammerSermec Hydraulic HammerBrian Hays and Clive Taylor4,802,538

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